Corona College matriculates 82 students
The ceremony involving 70 Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) and 12 Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) students was attended by top management staff.
The CCED, an initiative of the Corona Schools’ Trust Council is a teacher finishing school and has the objective of making teaching an attractive career option by improving the skills of teachers, while broadening and deepening their knowledge base.
The trust set up the college to bridge the gap in quality of teacher training. Thus, the college is scaled up for training the
“21st century educator who must use contemporary teaching strategies to ensure quality preparation of today’s children for the future.
With the establishment and subsequent approval received from the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), the college now offers initial tertiary education, providing a platform for teacher qualification, which includes the Professional Diploma in Education (PDE), Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education international (PGCEi Nottingham UK).
As new students of Corona, the freshmen were advised to avoid anything that will bring disrepute to the institution.
One of the students, Mrs. Peace Osigwe thanked the college for empowering teachers, saying, “The processes are easy and less cumbersome. So far the experiences have been great, I love the classroom experience and teaching skills.
“I am going to be a better teacher tomorrow. I will advise private and government primary and secondary schools to learn from the college in training and enhancing teachers’ performance as professionals”, she added.
Another student, Mr. Henry Ejeka said: “I believe that if we are not trained and inspired we will expire. Teachers need more training because the generation is changing every day, so knowledge is dynamic and teachers need to be trained and be competent enough to meet up the challenges of the current generation.”
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